Pinehurst Interviews Archive

Scotty McCreery Plays Pinehurst No. 2…And Sings

Scotty McCreery finally made it…and lived to sing about it.

He finally made it onto Pinehurst No. 2.

And after a round under glorious Carolina blue skies (sorry, Wolfpackers; have to call it like it is) at U.S. Open Media Day, the platinum-selling country music star and American Idol winner took a few minutes to tell us about his first round on No. 2, his recollections of attending the 1999 U.S. Open as a “youngster,” and then added a few bars of the song he most associates with Pinehurst.

You don’t want to miss that.

 

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Gary Player in His Words: Pinehurst’s Grand History

On his recent visit to Pinehurst, the great Gary Player took a few moments to tell us about his history with Pinehurst, what moves him most when he comes to the Cradle of American Golf (hint, it’s not the golf; it’s the people), and the true passions in his life.

Of course, we did talk some golf, including Mr. Player’s memories of Payne Stewart’s triumph at the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst, and got to watch him do what he does best – recover from a bunker.

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PGA Tour Radio’s “Fairways of Life” at Pinehurst

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Matt Adams’s early morning view at Pinehurst during his broadcast of SiriusXM’s “Fairways of Life” on the PGA Tour Network.

In case you missed the interviews from Matt Adams’s first day of bringing his popular SiriusXM Radio show “Fairways of Life” from Pinehurst, below are interviews with Pinehurst Executive Vice President Tom Pashley, who will take over as Pinehurst president in October, USGA President Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., and Pinehurst Content and Social Media Manager Alex Podlogar.

 

USGA President Thomas J. O'Toole announces Payne Stewart as the 2014 Bob Jones Award recipient alongside USGA Executive Director Mike Davis (right) in Pinehurst.

USGA President Thomas J. O’Toole announces Payne Stewart as the 2014 Bob Jones Award recipient alongside USGA Executive Director Mike Davis (right) in Pinehurst.

USGA PRESIDENT THOMAS J. O’TOOLE JR.

 

PINEHURST EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT TOM PASHLEY (2 parts)

 

 

ALEX PODLOGAR, PINEHURST CONTENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

 

Also, if you hurry, you may still enter Thursday’s Twitter contest until this evening:


 

 

 

 

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VIDEO: Gary Player reflects on Payne Stewart’s legacy

We didn’t ask Gary Player about Payne Stewart and the remarkable 1999 U.S. Open.

Instead, Mr. Player, the 1966 recipient of the Bob Jones Award, insisted he be allowed a few moments to reflect on Stewart’s lasting legacy at Pinehurst. What a gesture made in the name of the 2014 Bob Jones Award honoree, Payne Stewart. 

And then later, Mr. Player called his shot…

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Pinehurst’s Bob Farren talks shop on “Morning Drive”

Pinehurst Director of Grounds and Golf Course Maintenance Bob Farren appeared on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive on Feb. 6 to discuss famed Pinehurst No. 2* as he and his team ready for the 2014 U.S. Opens.

*As an aside, unfortunately the video used by Golf Channel for the segment is a little dated. Here’s how the 18th green looks today – after the $3.8 million clubhouse renovation:

Pinehurst No. 2 18th Hole

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